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The woman in Latin American and Spanish literature : essays on iconic characters

Author: Eva Paulino Bueno; María Claudia André; Marjorie Agosín
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
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"Examines how both male and female writers portray Latin American women, reinterpreting the dynamics between the genders across boundaries and historical periods. Supported by recent theories in literary criticism, gender, and Latin American studies, this compendium provides a deep understanding of the role of women as conduits for the appreciation of their countries and cultures"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eva Paulino Bueno; María Claudia André; Marjorie Agosín
ISBN: 9780786465996 0786465999
OCLC Number: 770876288
Description: viii, 234 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Woman as nature. Gender and nation from past to present : from Mariá to Macabéa / Héctor Fernández-L'Hoeste ; Intoxicating outlaws : dominance and sexuality in Rómulo Gallegos' Doña Bárbara / Patricia L. Swier ; Through the eyes of the child : the narrator of Balún Canán / Jeanie Murphy --
II. Woman in history. Mariá Eugenia Alonso : the modern iphigenia sacrificed to society / RoseAnna Mueller ; Jesusa in the context of testimonios : witness to an age or witness to herself? / Linda Ledford-Miller ; La cómplice oficial : Catalina in Angeles Mastretta's Arráncame la vida / Alice Edwards ; Cultural and literary ethos as represented in García Lorca's La casa de Bernarda Alba / Jeffrey Oxford --
III. Woman as the perverse powers of race and sex. Blackness, otherness, women(ness) : Sierva María de Todos los Ángeles or the death throes of Colonial Cartagena / Leonora Simonovis ; Gabriela, or freedom versus marriage / Linda Ledford-Miller --
IV. Woman and the burden of globalization. Sex and the two Cartagenas in Óscar Collazos' Rencor / Aldona Pobutsky ; Reality by the garbage truckload : the case of Unica Oconitrillo / Jerry Hoeg --
V. Woman as the unknowable other. Women in Borges : Teodelina Villar in "El Zahir" / Mariá Fernández-Lamarque ; Life amidst the ashes : Irene's search for meaning and connection in Mariá Flora Yáñez's Las cenizas / Lisa Merschel ; Can the feminine speak? narrating Madalena and Macabéa / Mardcus V.C. Brasileiro.
Responsibility: edited by Eva Paulino Bueno and María Claudia André ; foreword by Marjorie Agosín.

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"Examines how both male and female writers portray Latin American women, reinterpreting the dynamics between the genders across boundaries and historical periods. Supported by recent theories in literary criticism, gender, and Latin American studies, this compendium provides a deep understanding of the role of women as conduits for the appreciation of their countries and cultures"--Provided by publisher.

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